It has been a few months since I've been to Kabab Cafe in Astoria, and I just came back from a fabulous meal. If anything, the appetizer platter is better than ever, with three particular standouts -- the perfectly fried, heavily seasoned falaffel; the luscious baba ganoush; and sinful fried kale (in place of the usual swiss chard).
For entrees we had a fabulous grilled lamb with cumin, garlic, onions, and mushrooms, a fabulous whole mackeral with potatos and vegetables; and a slightly blah stuffed vegetble trio -- eggplant, giant red pepper, and zucchini.
Ali is recovering from minor surgery, and is delighted to be back at the restaurant, and it shows. It is so relaxing to go on an uncrowded weeknight. Ali's younger sister has gotten more and more outgoing, and joined in the fun.
One question. Anyone happen to know if the website that is mentioned on the menu is actually operative? There is an URL listed on the menu (an AOL members address) that is longer than most poems. I always forget to ask Ali about it. I'm curious what a Kabab Cafe website would contain.